Seagulls are flying overhead looking for a quick snack while a fisherman rolls a barrel out of a fishing shack. A sign on the wall invites customers to purchase today's catch of lobster, clam and fish. Lobster traps are stacked along the harbor wall awaiting their next journey. This artist was able to capture the plein air going ons of a harbor supply store. Signed by the artist in the lower right corner, Louis Pelky. The painting has no scratches, holes or restorations. Painting measures 16 inches tall and 20 inches wide. In its original 1970’s frame it measures 23-1/4 inches tall and 27-1/4 inches wide. Frame has light wear commensurate with its age. This would be a nice painting for a fisherman or nautical room.
Louis F. Pelky, of Poughkeepsie was born in Albany New York and served proudly in World War II as a medical corpsman serving throughout Europe during the invasion of Normandy Battle of the Bulge, and the push through Rhineland. Louis was a member of the Hudson Valley Chapter 49 of the Battle of the Bulge. He was a shipping and receiving clerk for GAF for over 30 years before retiring, but his real passion was teaching oil painting from his home for over 40 years. He was a member of Colonie and Albany Art Leagues and had exhibits on Cap Cod, Cape Ann and the Schenectady Art Show. He spent his earnings to always improve his painting skills. While in Rockport Massachusetts he studied under Harry Ballinger, Emile Gruppe, William Ehrig and Stanley Woodward. He believed he must paint every day no matter what to become the best artist he could be. That is why he was such a prolific painter.
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Louis F. Pelky (1921-2015) Fishing Shack Lobster Traps Oil Painting